Yearly Archives: 2011

October 2011

Toronto Star: TD Friends of the Environment grants the KTTC $30,000!

By |2011-10-06T09:14:06-04:00October 6th, 2011|Uncategorized|

"The only veterinary hospital dedicated to Ontario’s endangered turtles will be around to help more reptiles next spring thanks to a $30,000 grant from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. The foundation’s executive director, Mary Desjardins, was moved by a story in Monday’s Toronto Star, citing the struggles of the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre in [...]

September 2011

Ontario Nature Wants to Hear About Your Sightings!

By |2011-09-21T09:14:06-04:00September 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|

A long time member of the KTTC emailed us this wonderful photo of a Snapping Turtle on a golf course. This struck us as a perfect opportunity to remind all you turtle lovers out there that one of the most important things that anyone can do to help turtles is to report your observations to [...]

Revenge of the Turtles Preview Party

By |2011-09-18T09:14:06-04:00September 18th, 2011|Events, Past Events, Uncategorized|

Revenge of the Turtles is a volunteer fundraising project for the benefit of the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre, which will ultimately see the production of an original CD, showcasing some of the finest musical talent in the Kawarthas. The volunteers held a CD Prevue Party on Sept 8 which netted $1500 for the project. Many [...]

Jordyn’s Birthday Gift to KTTC

By |2011-09-08T09:15:31-04:00September 8th, 2011|Kids, Uncategorized|

Jordyn absolutely loves animals. For her 7th birthday she asked the kids invited to her birthday party to donate money to a charity in lieu of bringing a present. She and her family decided to find a local animal charity, and after doing some research online they chose the KTTC. The $55 donated by Jordyn, [...]

August 2011

Tunes & Turtles at the Folk Festival

By |2011-08-27T09:14:06-04:00August 27th, 2011|Kids, Outreach, Uncategorized|

Nothing epitomizes summer in Peterborough like an afternoon of tunes and talkin' 'bout turtles. That's why KTTC volunteers look forward to setting up shop at the Peterborough Folk Festival each year. Today’s weather was perfect, the music was terrific, and the crowd was - as always - interested in (and supportive of) our cause. Peterborough [...]

KTTC on Animal House Call

By |2011-08-20T09:14:06-04:00August 20th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator Kate Siena appeared on CP24's Animal House Calls on August 16th! Watch the episode to learn more about why snappers "snap" and learn other fun facts about turtles.

Congratulations Greeting Card Contest Winners!

By |2011-08-11T09:14:06-04:00August 11th, 2011|Kids, Uncategorized|

In celebration of the Year of the Turtle, we held a contest to design new greeting cards. Entries were judged based on originality (uniqueness of design), creativity, and best interpretation of the KTTC theme. Judging was tough as we received drawings from all over Ontario, but in the end we chose 10 designs to feature [...]

July 2011

Meet the Summer Staff

By |2011-07-25T09:14:06-04:00July 25th, 2011|Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized|

For the second year in a row KTTC has received funding for two students through the Canada Summer Jobs program. The program allows us to have an impact which will last long after the summer ends, as these students will take the specialized skills they've learned here and share them with others they will encounter [...]

Feature Volunteer: Rebecca Withers

By |2011-07-25T09:14:06-04:00July 25th, 2011|Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized, Volunteers|

Rebecca, a recent graduate of the vet tech / wildlife rehabilitation program, was looking for a job. She stopped in at KTTC in late April to see if there were any positions available and met with Dr. Sue Carstairs. Sue explained that we are grass-roots, primarily volunteer-run charity, but that Rebecca was welcome to come [...]

Turtle Taxi Tripper

By |2011-07-25T09:12:19-04:00July 25th, 2011|Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized, Volunteers|

A Painted Turtle is returned home after its injuries have healed. Do you like roadtrips? How about travelling the province to help save injured turtles - or take them home once they've recovered? KTTC's turtle taxi volunteers do just that! This past season Megan travelled a total of 1400km transporting recovered turtles back [...]